The Division of Clinical Chemistry is carrying out research to elucidate the
molecular basis of cardiometabolic disease integrating basic science, clinical
medicine and translational approaches.
Cardiometabolic disease substantially contributes to the vast increase in non-
communicable diseases observed in recent years. Particularly, atherosclerotic
cardiovascular disease represents the main cause for morbidity and mortality
worldwide. It is increasingly recognized that functional aspects of HDL are
important to confer atherosclerotic risk protection. This project will explore
the prospective impact of defined HDL function metrics on cardiometabolic
disease development. Specifically, cholesterol efflux as well as the anti-
inflammatory and anti-oxidative capacity of HDL will be determined. To achieve
this goal, cell culture and biochemical methods are combined with molecular
biology and mass spectrometry.
To qualify, the applicant should have a background in biomedical sciences with
interest and experience regarding the work with cell culture as well as with
basic molecular biology methods. Good knowledge with respect to general
laboratory techniques is required as well as a background in aspects of lipid
and lipoprotein metabolism and function. Specific prior knowledge in methods
to determine HDL function is highly desirable.
We are looking for a highly motivated, structured, enthusiastic and
scientifically driven candidate interested in exploring the molecular basis of
cardiometabolic disease. The person should exhibit a high degree of
independence but on the other hand also value a collaborative approach to
science and enjoy working in a team. Good proficiency in English, both oral
and written is required.
An application must contain the following documents in English:
Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio (https:// ki.se/meritportfolj )
A complete list of publications
A summary of current work (no more than one page)
The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.
The position is temporary for 3 months and to be filled from Oct 1st on.
What do we offer?
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our
vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote
better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical
research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to
several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension.
Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements
for medical care.
Welcome to apply at the latest 21-09-15
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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|Type of employment
||Temporary position 3-6 months
|First day of employment
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|Last application date
||15.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST